Team Nigeria’s hope of appearing on the Medals table at the on-going Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games came to life as the table tennis team led by Veteran Segun Toriola lost 0-3 in the men’s team finals against India on Monday.
The Tennis team, however, lost to India in the finals but the Silver Medal remains the first medal for Team Nigeria at the Tournament.
India’s Sharath Achanta beat Bode Abiodun 3-1 in the first game despite Abiodun winning the first set 11-4.
Veteran, Segun Toriola was the next up for the Nigerian team but after taking the first set 12-10, the most experienced in the team lost his way losing the next three, 11-3, 11-3, and 11-4.
The doubles team of Omotayo and Abiodun could not stop the onslaught of Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, who beat the Nigerian team 11-8, 11-5, and 11-3.
India, therefore, took the gold as Nigeria won a silver, the first medal to be won by Team Nigeria in Gold Coast, Australia.
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